New Girl

Boys will be boys. Jess will be Jess.

English     7.36     2011     USA


Jessica Day is an offbeat and adorable girl in her late 20s who, after a bad breakup, moves in with three single guys. Goofy, positive, vulnerable and honest to a fault, Jess has faith in people, even when she shouldn't. Although she's dorky and awkward, she's comfortable in her own skin. More prone to friendships with women, she's not used to hanging with the boys—especially at home.


rsanek wrote:
Very enjoyable show on the whole. Zooey Deschanel really is the core, which is made very obvious by her temporary departure in a few episodes in Season 5 (those were certainly the low point for me in the series). I think I might have enjoyed the Coach character, as introduced in the pilot, more than what Winston became (who was often frustrating and only sometimes funny), but ultimately I think both actors did a fine job playing their respective roles. Ultimately I think this is a show that is uniquely appealing to the demographic it focuses on -- late 20s to early 30s -- which is likely a large part of the reason I myself enjoyed it. Would recommend to people in this category; I'll likely do a re-watch of the show myself in a year or two.
GenerationofSwine wrote:
It started out well enough, with special praise going to Max Greenfield who plays, well, I can't think of a polite word to sum up his character, but trust me when I say that whatever you want to call him he's hysterical. Jake Johnson is a bit of the straight man, but the quirks he has fit perfectly with roommates we have all had in our lives, especially how he "fixes" things. Lamorne Morris had the misfortune of being a last minute replacement... and then had the misfortune of getting who he replaced back on the show. It's explained in both cases but in both cases it's jarring for his character who becomes a reminder of a rocky start. Zoey herself, however is a bit much as the season wears on. The charm both she and her supporting cast brought to the first few seasons wore a bit thin as it moved on and, eventually, became a little painful to watch. But the first four are solid enough and they will make you laugh.